Levelland man now owns stuff in Sheryl Swoopes' storage unit - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

5/27/09

Levelland man now owns stuff in Sheryl Swoopes' storage unit

By Katie Bauer - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - When Martin Jordan browsed through his new storage unit, he had to take a quick time out because he couldn't believe all this stuff was his.

"I was fortunate enough, I think to buy Sheryl Swoopes' storage unit that she once owned," said Jordan.

Swoopes is a Brownfield native and lead the Texas Tech Lady Raider's to a National Championship in 1993, was drafted to the WNBA, and won three gold medals in the Olympics.

Jordan says he attended a Lubbock storage company's auction where items from unpaid units went up for sale. Only four other people attended.

"I'm wondering why there wasn't more people because it was in the paper twice last month, it's been in the paper off and on for three or four years and I know I'm not the only one who knows who Sheryl Swoopes is," said Jordan.

He placed a bid, which he describes as ridiculously low. "He said the minimum bid, which I'd rather not discuss and I bid one bid over and no one else bid on it," said Jordan.

In the midst of all this stuff, Jordan found a box of letters, fan mail Swoopes kept over the years.

Some other items were Swoopes' Texas Tech diploma, Olympic jersey's, shoes, clothes, awards and even some vintage Michael Jordan memorabilia.

"I will not make any kind of estimation, I do not have the slightest idea, I think it will pay for my gas going over there and getting it,"  said Jordan.

He just considers himself a guy who usually bids on this stuff and happened to make a slam dunk this time.

"I don't feel like I should be ashamed of doing this, but I feel bad for her and I hope she doesn't think bad of me but some dummy had to do this and it just so happen that I was the fool that done it," said Jordan.  

We tried to contact the storage unit in Lubbock to see what their policy is on these auctions. Jordan plans to put some of the items on eBay.

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